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Old 06-21-2007, 02:03 PM
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GOOD ONE DOC!!!!!!!!!!!LMAO-ROF. Thats why I just take my wifes van to work when I want to grease it. I have the overhead reel I use on our fleet of 72 trucks,it's got a drum pump, so you can make a real frigg'in mess but at least it isn't on the carpet!!! Brian

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We donīt even get greaseguns here that use cartridges I have to reload mine from a five liter can.
Once Iīm done loading the critter, greasing the car is a breeze.
Tend to get a lot of greasegun farts
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Grease guns , what a topic. Here is my two cents worth!
I am a lube technician by trade , in simpler terms an oiler on heavy equipment at a large rock quarry. I fuel and lube all the equipment everyday. I do have a preference in both hand held manual grease guns and air powered grease guns. I like Lincoln (not Lincoln Electric as in welding) they don't last me forever but the way I use them they seem to work best and longer than other brands iv'e tried.
Also a pistol grip style hand gun for 2 hand operation , thats all I use in a manual gun.
Follow the directions on the grease tube and the side of the gun tube as to which way the piston lip goes for bulk or cartage grease.
Keep it Lubed , Gene
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But I bet if the grease gun was powered be electricity you could take your DVOM and find a way to fix it..

Actually, I've never had a problem with my Lincoln electric gun. If you put a long whip hose on the gun, you can lay it on the ground and pump it. Negates the need for a third hand or you can just pull the switch with the electric. With a needle on the Lincoln, it will squirt grease 50 feet. Convenient for greasing things you can't reach like blackbirds.

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I'm new here, and most discussions are way over my head. This however, I can relate to! Thanks for the original post, and thanks for all the replies... I have tossed many a gun.
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I've said my share of swears to a greasegun as well. Used to grease helicopters- Needed three hands to use the dang gun, and at least one to hold on to the side of the helicopter so you don't fall off... Had to be creative sometimes to get to where you could pump it- just to end up with an air bubble

Never had the cartridges- always had a 5 gallon bucket or 1 quart cans to fill it with. It was always funny when someone would bump the rod out of the locked position while filling, and send a couple pounds of grease flying

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I have to agree with 57halfton. I also had my best luck with Lincoln grease guns. I operate a backhoe and use a grease gun everyday. If every fitting is having a hard time taking the grease try replacing the tip with one made my Lincoln 9 times out of 10 it will work better.
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I have my original Craftsman gun I bought in 1973 and it still works mint. It has never given me a moments grief. The new ones are crap.
x2... mine is an ancient estate sale find, only the rubber plunger is swollen and a b* to get in when changing tubes.
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Whats Wrong With Grease Guns ???

I never expected this many replies to this post.It was kind of funny at the time,I had bought a grease gun on sale at UAP/NAPA in the town of Berwick NS,but never used it for over a year because I was driving a feed truck and had acess to an air powered greaser and use of the garage whenever I wanted it.Then when the feed mill shut down I went to use my brand new grease gun,well there was no way it would work.I took it to the UAP/NAPA guys in New Minas NS and the new manager there used to be the manager in Berwick,so they exchanged it even without a receipt,because he knew me.That one wouldnt work either,so I took it back,they took it apart and looked it all over,took another one apart,switched parts around,still wouldnt work.By this time,even the manager,Blaine,had grease up to his elbows,finally he said the heck with it and gave me the best one they had in the store,and although it works,sometimes,it still isnt what I would call perfect.
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Doc here,

Had to get rid of my GREASE GUN...


Can't buy Bullets For it anymore..

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It's illegal in Cali since it holds more than 10 shots, anyway.
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Whats Wrong With Grease Guns ???

So far this summer I have had pretty good luck with my grease gun,right now I finally figured out a way to hang it upside down.Thanks for all the tips.
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